Why do so many people fail to reach the final interview stages for cabin crew roles? Well let’s read about your experiences:
She first told me I have a very slim chance of getting through as I my English was not up to the mark. (I am in fact from one of the European countries) as they are more favourable for this job. At first I thought it was not true, and surely some people must get through... but no, only 3 out of 35 made it...
Our first and most important tip: PRACTISE, PRACTISE AND PRACTISE more on your English language proficiency.
You will do a one to one Role play and a group exercise for this interview. If successful with them both then a one to one with the managers. My advice to anyone is look your best but not over the top, walk with grace, do not rehearse your answers, talk to people, maintain eye contact...but above-all, your English speaking, listening and writing skills must be very good.
It does matter how you look, how well you work in a team situation, how well you interact with the managers. But, if your English isn’t good enough, you will be rejected.
Arrived thirty minutes early and all of our documents were checked. Once we had all completed a short form asking about tattoos, and pre booked holidays etc. we were asked in small groups to go and have our height checked and asked to confirm whether we had any tattoos and where they were.
Once everyone had done this we had a short presentation on BA and what a typical roster would look like etc.
After this we were all taken back to the waiting area where we were all called randomly for the group activity or the role play.
I didn’t make it to the group activity stage ☹ They said my spoken English was not good enough.
Think about the time and money these great people invested to get this far in the process only to find their hopes and dreams shattered by a simple failure to communicate effectively in English.
Do something about it now and prepare yourself for Assessment Day. Take Tangent’s English for Cabin Crew lectures or try our Interview Preparation courses and make sure you’re not going home until day 3 – when you know the job is yours!
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